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NOSFERATU is a 1922 silent Horror film that was directed by F. W. Murnau, and stars Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The movie is still held in high regard by fans today and we have some fresh news on the subject.
We have learned that Studio 8 is in fact gearing up to remake NOSFERATU. They have already found their director in Robert Eggers, (writer and director of the Sundance hit THE WITCH). Eggers is not only set to direct but he will be taking on the writing duties as well.
As of now the remake of NOSFERATU is untitled. Producing the film are Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen's Parts and Labor.
If you have never had the chance to watch NOSFERATU, then you really should give it a look sometime. Here is the 1922 synopsis along with the trailer.
"An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu's landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister."
We will continue to bring you more on the NOSFERATU remake as it unfolds.